How big is a million?

We dotted solidly for 20 minutes in an attempt to do one million dots. We were mostly confident of achieving our aim. Here’s a short clip of us dotting!

We counted all of our dots – as a class, we managed just over 101,000 dots – only about a tenth of a million.

We worked out it would have taken us 3 hours and 20 minutes to do a million dots – a whole morning at school without breaktime. Or ten classes, working as fast as us in 20 minutes.

It made us realise how big a million is.